SCULTURA 10K

Range topping superlight carbon road bike with wish list spec.
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Team Bahrain Victorious put the fifth generation Scultura thoroughly through its paces, winning mountain top stages of the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana before the bike was even launched.

Gen 5 keeps the Scultura's fabled lightweight, agility and rider comfort focus and even manages to improve on both measures.

The Scultura now incorporates learnings from the Reacto in terms of aerodynamics; they now share the same race proven geometry.

Improving weight, comfort and aerodynamics requires plenty of engineering ingenuity. Round tubes are lighter than aero profiled tubes, fatter tyres are more comfortable but less aerodynamic. There are always compromises to be made.

The new Scultura is the most aerodynamic ever and shows outstanding compliance, providing class-leading rider comfort. The marketing blurb suggests this helps keep the body fresh for the final sprint or ascent. A couple of mountain top, grand tour stage victories underline that point quite well!

  • Superlight CF5 Carbon frame and fork
  • Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset with Power meter
  • Zipp 353 NSW TL carbon wheelset with Continental GP5000S TR 28c tyres
  • Fully integrated carbon cockpit
  • Merida S-Flex carbon seatpost
  • Disc cooler technology
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • Pressfit 86,5
frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 25mm inner width
  • 45mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
  • 52-36 teeth
  • Power Meter
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
crank size 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
bottom bracket SM-BB92-41B, Pressfit 86.5
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 12 speed
chain Shimano CN-M9100-12
shifters Shimano Dura Ace disc Di2
front derailleur Shimano Dura Ace Di2
rear derailleur Shimano Dura Ace Di2
brake lever Shimano Dura Ace disc
headset MERIDA custom
  • material: carbon

  • 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL

stem size 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL
  • material: carbon
  • 400mm (XXS-XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440 (L-XL)
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
  • S-Flex
saddle SCRATCH M5
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
bottle cage B-147B
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes mm 458 481 501 521 550
Tt Top Tubes mm 535 545 560 575 590
Cs Chain Stays mm 408 408 408 408 408
HTA head tube angle [°] 72 72.5 73.5 73.5 74
STA seat tube angle [°] 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 70 66 66 66 66
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 112 128 140 155 176
Fl Fork Lengths mm 385 385 385 385 385
R Reach mm 383 390 395 400 409
S Stacks mm 529 542 557 571 593
Wb Wheel Base mm 982 989 990 1000 1010
Sh Stand Over Height mm 745 765 782 800 823

Technology

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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DI2 READY

Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.

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AWS

When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.

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NACA FASTBACK PROFILE

The aerodynamics are based around a NACA0028 teardrop profile (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) which is truncated. Air moves around the tube as though the missing rear section of the teardrop were still there, saving weight by using less material.

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DISC COOLER

A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.

DISC COOLER
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INTERNAL CLAMP

Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.

INTERNAL CLAMP
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WIRE PORT

All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.

WIRE PORT